Krieky Bones | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Perhaps it was a way to motivate us into producing beer, or maybe it was a desperate hint at a Birthday gift. Either way, David Walker cornered us one day and asked for a sour cherry fermented beer for his 50th birthday. Nothing more was said, but we took note and the opportunity to create something new. On the occasion of David’s golden jubilee, we celebrate his mid-life mortality check with Walker’s Krieky Bones! This beer begins its life as a Flanders Red style beer aged eight months in a 2200 gallon French Oak Foeder, sour cherries were added and allowed a secondary fermentation. The aroma is of cherry pie complete with flavors of piecrust and spicy notes. Vienna malt notes give way to assertive acidity and firm carbonation to finish. A santé and happy 50th birthday David!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#730
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
405
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
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Photo of ptykozoon
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ruby with islands.

Sour cherry, oak, vanilla.

Nice blend of cherry sweetness and tart. Neither really overpowers. Getting a bit of lacto.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Effervescent with a bit of a sticky tang on the finish. ABV tastes ~ 8%

Very good sour.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Ruby-nectarine hued body with a scant half finger of white head produced with moderate pour. Minimal retention or lacing
S -- Raspberry, cherry, peach, sweet floral, hint of lacto tartness, lemon
T -- Smacky cherry, raspberry, blackberry, sour apple, perfumey musk. Less sour than bretta rosé, for sure
F -- Medium- mouthfeel, medium carb.Lightly fluffy
O -- Almost tastes more raspberry-fruited than cherry-fruited. Quite high price @$13/12oz bottle. Pretty good overall

84/100

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Photo of JRed
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear red in body with large off-white foamy Head. Big aroma of cherries, yeast, some wood, some medicinal, and raisin. Tastes of sour cherries, tart and prickly, wine? Medium bodied with active carbonation.

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Photo of Jrosso
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/9/17; drank 7/23/18 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy red/pink appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small white head; almost no lace.

Tart cherry, strawberry & faint honeyed wheat notes on the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Tart cherry & strawberry flavors up front; mild honeyed wheat & a puckering sour finish.

Too tart for me!! But still very flavorful.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This wild ale, fermented with sour cherries, was elegantly delicate. Thanks to a year of aging in French oak foeders, the tartness was very subtle. There, but not too much there. I had it with chicken and mushrooms, and it complemented the meal beautifully--love

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Photo of Moses_Malone
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmurphy7
3.59/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brob245
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle of blend 003. Served in a wine glass. Pours a cloudy, unfiltered rose body, slight coppery hue, two finger offwhite head, great retention, lots of frothy lacing. Smell is rich cherry skin and flesh, moderate acetic acidity, light oak, touch of leather, lemon. Touch of vanillin. Flavour boasts more cherry presence, bright and tart, moderate vinegar, not all that lactic cheese like many American wilds can have, light oak, touch of tannins and even a little vanilla. This is delicious through and through, without any oaky or leathery astringency. This is a wonderful harmony of cherry and sour beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, soft yet dry, slightly creamy with a trace sweet slickness on the finish, otherwise dry. A very nice cherry American wild ale, one of the better ones I've enjoyed thus far.

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Photo of Duncian
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of probert
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Even if Holyfield himself drank this beer, he’d be like, “yeah, this is the real deal.” George Washington has nothing on the cherries that this magical concoction is brewed with. Sweet, tart, slightly puckering like a Kardashian pre Botox... Yep!

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Photo of Treyliff
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a tulip
Batch 3

A- pours an amber color with a one-finger foamy white head that has great retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- acidic cherries, red wine vinegar, sharp woody oak, some earthy undertones

T- drinks like a flanders red up front, tart cherries, balsamic vinegar and a malty sweet backbone. Mid-palate brings out some woody oak add adds a touch of vanilla and earthy notes. The finish gives more tart cherry with a hint of lemony funk

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry crisp finish

O- nice cherry notes throughout with a balance of oaky undertones

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Photo of Lofreqwave
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderfully flavorful beer at just 5.9% abv. Pours a gorgeous dark pink with a white frothy head. Huge aromas of fresh tart cherries with a lovely biscuity cherry pie flavor with a good amount of funk, leathery oak, and sourness. Mouthfeel has moderate carbonation. Delicious.

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Krieky Bones from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 405 ratings